Riverfront Development

The Sacramento Riverfront is positioned to become the next key economic driver for the region.

Riverfront Development

ULI Sacramento’s Riverfront Development Program was held March 24&25

Special Thanks for the Partnership Support from:City of Sacramento and City of West Sacramento




With recent momentum behind planning the Sacramento Railyards, constructing the Golden 1 Center/Downtown Commons, and West Sacramento’s Washington Neighborhood and Bridge District, the time is now to consider what to do with the barriers created by I-5, and land development that has, for so long, turned its back to our River.

Other cities have capitalized on their riverfront locations to develop well known, successful places for recreation, business, retail, and housing opportunities. ULI Sacramento invited experts from these four cities:

Chattanooga, TN
Spokane, WA
Louisville, KY
Pittsburgh, PA

Riverfront executives shared their real strategies and focused efforts around leadership, investment, design, programming, maintenance, partnerships and management that have created exciting environments and laid the foundation for the private sector to invest millions in supporting development.

Representing Chattanooga, TN
Kim H. White, President/CEO
River City Company

Representing Spokane, WA
Garrett Jones, Assistant Director of Park Operations; Parks & Operations Division

Representing Louisville, KY
Mike Kimmel, Deputy Director
Waterfront Development Corporation

Representing Pittsburgh, PA
Vivien Le, President & CEO

A final report with recommendations is due out end of May.